1965 Epiphone Crestwood Custom Time Capsule!

1965 Epiphone Crestwood Custom Time Capsule!

Epiphone |  1965epicw

Stupendously clean MINT condition 1965 Epiphone Crestwood Custom that looks as if it just ambled out of the Tardis after being lost in space for 53 years...

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This example defies belief. It is almost like a guitar you ordered brand new in 1965, had it shipped to you but got lost in transit for 53 years then all a sudden, bang! It just turns up on your doorstep like a long lost friend.

I cannot remember the last time I saw a guitar from 1965 so clean as this. It is totally unfaded, even the binding is still bright white. The frets are as new and the lovely fingerboard has zero wear. If you are looking for a time capsule piece then the condition this guitar is in could easily be the definition of that rarely encountered category. If you are looking for a mid 60’s Epiphone `Crestwood then I am pretty confident a finer example from 1965 does not exist..

It is set up, plays, sounds and looks like a brand new guitar. In fact the feeling is quite un-nerving handling this thing as it seems too unreal to be true but it is.

All solder is original with all the pots I can read dated 1965. The hardware is so gleaming and corrosion free you could shave in the reflection. Serial number dates it firmly to 1965 and finish is 100% original with no touch ups, breaks or repairs anywhere. A real stunning piece.

Included is an old Epiphone case that fits the guitar well. It is sort of from the same period but not the case the guitar was stored in. I was told it was stored in it’s original cardboard box and tissue paper which the previous owner unfortunately threw away.

Rare to see black pickguard on this too. Even that is pretty much in mint condition with barely a pick mark on it anywhere. Both Mini Humbuckers work their magic to good effect and guitar feels almost as light as a feather.

Now, my challenge to you would be ‘Find Another’ as clean as this…

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At a glance

Model: Crestwood Custom
Year: 1965
Finish: Cherry

Repairs: None
Weight: 3.4 Kg

Case: Epiphone black/blue
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Double line Kluson

Pickups: 2 x mini humbuckers
Hardware: Chrome
Neck Profile: Slim C
Pots: correct dated 1965 undisturbed solder




We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed by appointment only and tried out at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.

ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdomn

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